Metabolism and Regulation of Secondary Plant Products - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126124088, 9781483220031

Metabolism and Regulation of Secondary Plant Products

1st Edition

Recent Advances in Phytochemistry

Editors: V. C. Runeckles E. E. Conn
eBook ISBN: 9781483220031
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 264
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Recent Advances in Phytochemisty, Volume 8: Metabolism and Regulation of Secondary Plant Products covers papers from the 13th annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America held on August 8-10, 1973, at the Asilomar State Park and Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. The book discusses phenylalanine ammonia-lyase and phenolic metabolism; enzymology and regulation of flavonoid and lignin biosynthesis in plants and plant cell suspension cultures; and possible multienzyme complexes regulating the formation of C6-C3 phelonic compounds and lignins in higher plants. The text also describes photoregulation of phenylpropanoid and styrylpyrone biosynthesis in Polyporis hispidus; the nonprotein amino acids from plants; and the role of proteinase inhibitors in natural plant protection. The regulatory control mechanisms in alkaloid biosynthesis; the biochemistry of myoinositol in plants; and unusual fatty acids in plants are also considered. Phytochemists and people involved in the study of pomology will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Dedication Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase and Phenolic Metabolism Introduction Rates of Phenolic Biosynthesis Substrate Control Enzyme Regulation Summary References Enzymology and Regulation of Flavonoid and Lignin Biosynthesis in Plants and Plant Cell Suspension Cultures Introduction Enzymology of Flavonoid Glycoside Formation in Petroselinum hortense and Comparison with Enzymes from Other Plants Enzymology of Lignin Biosynthesis References Possible Multienzyme Complexes Regulating the Formation of C6-C3 Phenolic Compounds and Lignins in Higher Plants Introduction Sorghum as a Biological Test Organism Enzymes of the C6—C3 Sequence Potential Multienzyme Complexes and Lignin Formation Conclusions: A Speculative Overview of the Role of Multienzyme Complexes in the Metabolism of Phenolic Compounds References Photoregulation of Phenylpropanoid and Styrylpyrone Biosynthesis in Polyporus hispidus Introduction Phenolic Metabolism in Polyporus Conclusions References Nonprotein Amino Acids from Plants: Distribution, Biosynthesis, and Analog Functions Introduction Phenylalanine Derivatives, Homologs, and Analogs Proline Analogs and the Active Site of Prolyl-tRNA Synthetase Summary References Proteinase Inhibitors in Natural Plant Protection Introduction Discovery of the Wound Response Characterization of the Wound Response Proteinase Inhibitor Inducing Factor (PIIF) Phylogenetic Search for PIIF Summary References Regulatory Control Mechanisms in Alkaloid Biosynthesis Introduction General Considerations Regulatory Control Mechanisms Other Control Mechanisms Affecting Alkaloid Synthesis Physiological and Evolutionary Significance of Alkaloids References The Biochemistry of myo-Inos


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